References: Isaiah 49
Time Magazine recently did their lead story on the powerful changes taking place in the market place as women move toward overtaking men as America's breadwinners. Their statistics will be debated but one thing is clear — child care and nurturing kids is becoming more of a mutual responsibility of both mothers and fathers. What does the prophet Isaiah's use of mothering metaphors teach us about our God's attitude about mothers and His care?
Our kids -- all of us parents agree that they are our priceless treasures, but we don't agree on how to raise them. Some of us are too strict, and some of us are too easy. Who can give us the wisdom and the power to get it right? As school begins and we get back into the routine of life, it's good to revisit this challenge to get serious about helping each of our children to experience the fact that Jesus loves them because the Bible tells us so.